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Why Raiders' Marshawn Lynch caused stir by standing for anthem

20 November 2017

Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Oakland Raiders sits during the national anthem during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

President Trump's feud with the NFL over players protesting the national anthem has sparked up once again.

Lynch's Raiders played the New England Patriots in Mexico City on Sunday, and Lynch was seen sitting for the American national anthem while standing for the Mexican national anthem.

The Boston Globe posted photos of Lynch, who came out of retirement to playing for Oakland this season, while both anthems were being played.

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It was his first goal for the club since September after a barren run of seven games. "I'm just thankful I can play football again".

It wasn't "The Star-Spangled Banner" Lynch stood for.

Lynch has not stood during the national anthem before any game this season, according to The Associated Press. Among his comments, Trump said: "Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now".

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick pioneered the protests past year when he took a knee during the playing of the national anthem over what he said was social and racial injustice.

Why Raiders' Marshawn Lynch caused stir by standing for anthem